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Hugh Jackman May Join Butter

Jackman could join Olivia Wilde in the dairy-based comedy

Vulture has been avidly tracking the Weinstein Company’s Butter, the Black List–featured comedy that employs the annual Iowa State Fair butter-carving contest as a metaphor for 2008’s Hillary versus Obama showdown. Movieline reported today that Olivia Wilde has stepped in to replace Kate Hudson as the stripper who seduces Ty Burrell’s carving champ. (Butter’s shooting was going to bump up against Hudson’s other project, Something Borrowed, for which we hear she’s being paid $10 million. That’s a lot of Parkay, as they say. Actually, wait, no one says that.) But we also hear that Hugh Jackman is now in talks for the role of Boyd Bolton, the sleazy car dealer who seduces Burrell’s character’s wife Laura, the hopeful new butter champion played by Jennifer Garner.

Personally, we’re intrigued to see how the Christian Coalition will react to the scene (excerpted below) in which Jackman prays to the Almighty in gratitude after an illicit interlude with Garner.


[Boyd sits inside the yellow Mustang that’s on display in the showroom. Through the window, we see Laura’s Suburban pull away.]


Are you there, God? It’s me, Boyd Bolton. Wait, there’s probably a lot of Boyd Boltons so, just so you know, I’m the one from Iowa City. I don’t think there’s any other Boyd Boltons in Iowa City but if there is I’m the one that runs Bolton Ford. Anyway, I just wanted to take this moment to say thank you for sending Laura Pickler to fuck me. I don’t know what you guys are doing up there but her pussy is even tighter than it was in high school. It’s almost like she hasn’t used it in 20 years! Anyways, I just wanted to say thank you. You’re so cool, God. [Boyd makes the sign of the cross.] Amen.

Hugh Jackman May Join Butter